[wp-hackers] GSoC Proposal: Integrate WP-cache / WP Super Cache
ron at cavemonkey50.com
Fri Feb 29 03:00:40 GMT 2008
Agreed completely. Should this idea be accepted, I would investigate
potential web host issues. I also agree that caching should absolutely be
disabled by default, because no matter how slick the caching solution, there
are always disadvantages to using caching.
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:55 PM, Matt <speedboxer at gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem is, said crappy hosts are also likely to have poor
> configerations that will cause even more problems. Sounds like a good
> idea, though. However, it should be disabled by default.
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 6:52 PM, Ronald Heft <ron at cavemonkey50.com> wrote:
> > Hello everyone. This is the first of at least few project proposals from
> > myself for the upcoming Google Summer of Code 2008. I will be bouncing
> > off the WP-hackers list, so I'm looking for people's opinions of the
> > project. Also, if any particular project excites you, feel free to
> > as a mentor for the project.
> > * Abstract *
> > As WordPress accelerates in usage, more and more people are become
> > to WordPress-generated database error messages on popular social
> > such as Digg.com. These error messages are by no means the fault of
> > WordPress, just crappy shared hosting services. However, people are
> > WordPress as the perpetrator of these database crashes.
> > Many of these crashes can be avoided by using a caching plugin such as
> > WP-cache or WP Super Cache. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of
> > solutions, or only find about about them when it's too late. My proposal
> > to integrate a caching solution directly into WordPress, making regular
> > WordPress users more aware of caching, while making it more convenient
> > use.
> > * Solution *
> > - Talk to existing developers of WP-cache and WP Super Cache about there
> > willingness to have their plugins included directly in core.
> > - Investigate disadvantages to caching. Does caching require increased
> > server requirements compared to a base WordPress install? Does caching
> > any security threats?
> > - Look over existing caching plugin code and improve upon where needed.
> > Ensure adding caching requires no extra steps other than a CHMOD of
> > wp-content.
> > - Improve existing caching plugin interface, making it easy to
> > and as user friendly as possible.
> > - Look over feature requests for caching plugins. Evaluate what features
> > would be beneficial to include. See:
> > http://wordpress.org/tags/wp-super-cache
> > - Provide standardized plugin API, so plugins can disable sections of
> > caching, eliminating plugin-related caching issues.
> > - Investigate other areas of performance increases, optimizing WordPress
> > queries and load times where applicable.
> > --
> > Ronald Heft, Jr.
> > Information Sciences and Technology
> > Pennsylvania State University
> > cavemonkey50.com
> > 9rules Network
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Ronald Heft, Jr.
Information Sciences and Technology
Pennsylvania State University
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